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About NHIT Collaborative
The NHIT Collaborative was established in June 2008 as a public/private/community partnership with the purpose of supporting the full engagement of HIT in underserved populations, with an emphasis on communities of color. To ensure that our nation's underserved populations are not left behind as health information technologies are developed and employed, four entities came together as conveners and established the National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT).

These organizations are: the Department of Health and Human Services/ Office of Minority Health (HHS/OMH); the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Foundation's Institute for e-health Policy; Summit Health Institute for Research and Education, Inc. (SHIRE), and Apptis, Inc. Since then, these initial conveners have been joined by the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU), the eHealth Initiative, and the Health Policy Institute Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. In addition, the NHIT has mounted a long term campaign to include a consortium of Federal agencies and other key private sector and community-based stakeholders. As a long-range goal, participants will work jointly to propose solutions to improve the quality of care, increase access to care and care-related service, and reduce the cost of care among the underserved so that no community is left behind.

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